Let’s meet Lauren!
Lauren McKerrall is a current member of the Chatham-Kent 4-H Program. Lauren is a fifth year student at Ursuline College in Chatham and will be headed off to King’s University College in September to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work. She is a busy student as she is involved in various student activities and also holds a position at Villa Angela. 4-H has allowed Lauren to meet many new people and form new friendships with members both at a local and provincial level. She has also learned and developed her public speaking skills. Lauren, alongside her brother Ryan, was awarded the prestigious Top 4-H Female of the Year this past year.
Similar to many 4-H members, Lauren comes from a family where 4-H is a way of life. Her parents as well as both of her brothers are heavily involved in the 4-H program in Chatham-Kent. She got involved in the program due to her parents involvement in 4-H when they were young as they inspired her to join and encouraged her to try something new. Following in her parent’s footsteps, she has been involved in the vet, sugarbeet, party planners, canning, field crop and sewing clubs.
As an active 4-H member, Lauren has been given the opportunity to participate in local, regional and provincial events. Locally, she has been on the Go for the Gold Team, presented at Rally Night, and judged at the Chatham-Kent Judging Night. At a provincial level, she has participated in Career Mania and Provincial Leadership Camp (PLC). She also enjoys volunteering her time at local events such as serving at the Taste of Lambton Kent Gala and the 4-H Plowing Match Food Booth.
The Go for the Gold team is one of Lauren’s favourite 4-H memories over the years. She has enjoyed the study sessions the team holds before competing in the regional competition, as they were always a ton of fun. This time not only allows the team to learn the materials and build as a team, but also allows them to interact with one another have a fun time while learning.
Outside of 4-H, Lauren is involved in her church choir and takes voice lessons. She enjoys singing as it gives her the opportunity to be creative. In her spare time, Lauren also helps out on her family’s farm just outside of Chatham.
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